Carry a Beautiful Smile On Your Face Without Traditional Braces!
When you think of orthodontic braces, the first thing that comes into your mind is unappealing metal wires bonded to the teeth. Yet, if you have bite issues or crooked teeth you need to have them, Right? Wrong!
Thanks to our clear tray orthodontics in HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO, you can have a wide, beaming smile without unattractive wires and bracket braces. An effective and popular alternative to traditional braces, clear aligners are made of almost invisible, polyurethane plastic.
This appliance can be removed completely, when needed. They are virtually planned and designed to align teeth in proper position.
Get these revolutionary dental aligners today! Schedule a visit to our office serving Highlands Ranch and surrounding communities to learn more about clear tray orthodontics!
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
A tooth naturally moves in the direction of the pressure applied to it. Clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement without using metal wires or brackets. A series of custom-made aligner trays is used to move your teeth into place.
These aligners are made with a strong plastic material that is fabricated to move one tooth or one section of teeth at a time. As treatment progresses, aligners are switched after the tray’s work is complete. Your teeth move a little more every time the tray is changed.
Do Clear Tray Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?
Because there is no use of brackets and wires, our Clear Tray Orthodontics does not cause significant pain or soreness. Some patients may feel temporary discomfort for the first few days after changing the trays. Even though that pressure may be uncomfortable, it actually should be taken in a positive way as it indicates that trays are working.
The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case.
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Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment With Clear Aligners
Clear aligners have proved themselves to be an effective alternative over traditional braces in more ways than one.
- Clear aligners are easily removable to wear.
- Clear aligners are more comfortable, and there are chances that it will irritate your gums and cheeks
- These are almost invisible, which means almost no one will be able to tell that you have them.
- You don’t have to refrain yourself from eating certain food items as in the case of metal wires and brackets. With clear aligners on, you can easily eat an apple or a crispy pizza crust
- These prevent wear and tear on the teeth by acting as thin nightguards to protect enamel from excessive grinding during use.
Caring For Your Teeth
Clear aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day for best results. They can be easily removed when you are about to enjoy food and drinks. Regular cleaning is important to keep them in good shape. You can brush and rinse them with lukewarm water.
It also makes your teeth cleaning easier and there are no chances of food and plaque getting trapped in the aligners.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time for clear tray orthodontics depends on the severity of your condition. It can take anywhere from 9 months to 16 months. Some patients are recommended to wear a retainer after the treatment is complete to prevent regression.
Schedule a visit to our office for clear tray orthodontic treatment in Highlands Ranch, Colorado today